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=== Location details {{Anchor|Point placement}}===
[[File:PP stop point front door 2018.png|thumb|Point place marker placed positioned at the front door of a business.]] The point place should go on or very near to the segment to which the driver should be navigated. By default, the Waze routing server will navigate the Wazer onto the segment which is closest to where the point is placedpositioned. Typically, if the place is inside a building, the marker should be located at or near the location's front door. Think: where would a car stop to drop someone off for this location. If the closest segment to the physical location of the place is not where a driver would drop someone off to go there, an [[#entry Entry point|entry point]] may be added, which will cause routing to stop at the segment closest to the entry point instead of the place point.
==== Placement Positioning examples {{Anchor|Point placement examples}} ====
'''Some examples'''
* A building with one point place:
** If there is only one door, place position it at that door.** If there are multiple doors on the same side, (like a supermarket,) place position it at the point equidistant from and collinear with the two front doors.** If there are multiple doors on different sides, (like some mall anchor stores,) if there's no "obvious" front door, place position it either at the door facing the largest parking lot or at the door facing the street on which the street address for that location is.
* A single building with multiple point places within:
** At a strip mall, put each store's point at the store's "front door".
=== Location details {{Anchor|Area placement}}===
By default, navigation Waze routes to an area place will stop on the segment closest to the as if there were an [[#Entry point|entry point]] located at its center of the area. If this This default behavior may or may not yield best routing results. To ensure optimal routing, it is not where drivers would stop when bringing people recommended to the place, add one or more [[#explicit entry points|may be to all area places except those typically used]]for display only, such as any place in the "Natural Feature" parent category.
=== Size {{Anchor|Area Place size}}===
==== Overlapping {{Anchor|Area Places overlap}}====
Sometimes a large area place has smaller area places within it. Examples include different medical buildings within a hospital campus or separate malls within a large shopping complex. Smaller area polygons are shown on top of larger polygons. However, if the the colors of the places are the same, Waze will show only the names of the smaller area places but not their boundaries within the larger area. It may be a better approach to use point places for the components of a larger area place unless it is essential that the subset place names be visible. Future versions of the Waze client may render overlapping area places more usefully.
== Residential point place {{Anchor|Residential place points}} ==
Residential point places (RPPs) are used for when an address (residential address or business address) is not navigable from the main road. Houses that are on a private road or pipestem, businesses that have a vanity address on a major road (but their entrance is on another named lesser road), or businesses that are on parking lot roads within a shopping center are some examples.
RPPs:
* Appear as triangles in the appWME
* Are searchable by address if city matches the search
* Any name on a place that becomes an RPP disappears after saving and is not searchable
* Cannot be converted to a public point place point or area place area (after saving)
* Appear in the app search usually within minutes
* Have a very high priority in an address search hierarchy
* Display in history who created the RPP and any edits after creation, if created in WME
See differences between [[House_Numbers_in_WME#House_numbers_vs_residential_point_places|house numbers and residential place pointspoint places]] for comparison to HNs. There are different advantages and disadvantages to each.
=== Creation ===
## Add the CITY (USPS mailing address city or city that the business uses if different)
## Click "Apply" button to prepare the ADDRESS information to save
## Click "Add point" button for [[#entry Entry point|ENTRY/EXIT POINTS]]
## Place the point where the user's navigation should end
## Lock to appropriate region standard, or your highest available level if you cannot lock to the regional standard
## Click the '''Save''' button in the upper right corner of the grey toolbar
# Make sure a nearby segment has the '''exact same''' street and city name combination either as a primary name or an alternate name.
# If an existing saved house number's (HN) anchor position is >50 m away from the proposed position of a new RPP triangle, then the RPP will not save. Delete the HN and wait until the HN database updates (generally at least two [[Map tiles#Updates|tile updates]]) to retry saving this as an RPP. The proposed RPP can either be saved in the correct location as a point place (with name added, should be converted to RPP after HN update) or as an RPP within 50 m of the HN anchor location (should be moved to correct location after the HN update) with an entry point moved to the correct location. A [[map comment]] should be added here to both remind editors to fix it and to easily find the area again.|steps to create an RPP|nt=yes}}
{{mbox|type=important|text= RPPs will not be found in address search if they do not have a house number, street name, and city name. Additionally the '''exact''' street/city name combination must be specified on a nearby segment (primary or alternate name). If located on driveways or access roads other than the road specified in their address, they may not route correctly without an entry point.}}
=== Multiple ===
[[File:MEPRoute.jpg|right|200px]][[File:MEPCard.jpg|right|200px]]{{Mbox|type=important|text={{As of|May June 2019}} multiple entry points can be added to area places. However, they are not used in the production app. Production users are routed only to the originally created entry point.}} Multiple entry points can be added to area places only. When navigating to a place with multiple entry points, the Waze app brings users to ''whichever entry point provides the optimal route'', which is often but not necessarily the closest entry point to the user. The entry point being used is shown in the app on a card as part of the route summary. The end flag (black & white checkered pinat the end of a route) and the location flag (red pin displayed in the place information tab in the app) always displays on display at the main first entry pointthat was created, whether or not it has the Main box checked. The entry point being It is also the location used is shown in routing during situations for which multiple entry points are not yet enabled (see [[#Limitations|below]]). Checking the app Main box on a card as part different entry point moves it to the top of the route summarylist but has no known effect in the app.
==== Applications ====
The proper application for multiple entry points, is for places with '''multiple entrances, all of which are <u>equally useful for general entry</u> into that place.''' Place Add entry points only at the entrances that are equally useful for general entry into the place for most drivers navigating to the place. For example, at a public place like a mall, do not place add multiple entry points at doors for employees only. At a school or stadium, even though some doors may require special access (student ID, event ticket), if most drivers would have such access, multiple entry points can be placed at added to special-access entrances.
Position the first entry point where it would be placed if it were the [[#Single|only entry point]] for the place, because of the [[#Limitations|limitations]] below. Generally this would be at the main entrance, or if no such entrance exists, somewhere at the center of the place that provides the most useful drop-off location. This is the main entry point by default; if a different location is desired for the end flag to be displayed, it can be added as another entry point with the main box checked.
===== Pedestrian entrances =====
[[File:PedEntry.png|thumb|Entry points mark the doors of a traditional shopping mall.]]As with point places and single entry points, if possible, multiple entry points should be positioned where a person would be dropped off when arriving at a place. This is useful for most single buildings with multiple entrances and for destinations that may not be contained within one building but occupy a single, exclusively pedestrian area. Some examples include traditional malls, open-air malls and markets, stadiums, arenas, smaller parks which can't be driven through. At a building, place the entry points at the doors of the building. At an open-air destinationa mall, do not place entry points at anchor stores, unless there is no other easy way to get into the mall. At a stadium, place the entry points at the spectator gates or . At a park, place the entry points where drivable roads meet footpaths into the destination.
===== Vehicular entrances =====
[[File:VehEntry.png|thumb|Entry points mark the roads into a large strip mall.]]If a place does not have discrete pedestrian entrances into itself as a whole but still has multiple, equally useful vehicular entrances, multiple entry points should be placed at these vehicular entrances or around the area of interest of the place. Some examples include [[Places/Parking lot|parking lots]], malls where people can drive to individual stores throughout (town centers, collections of large strip malls), or large parks that can be driven through. Entry points should not necessarily be placed where the roads enter the area polygon; place them around the area of interest of the place. For example, if a large park has parking lots, playgrounds and athletic fields all clustered at one end with access from roads in multiple directions, place the entry points around this area. If the whole area places place is equally interesting to drivers, place entry points on roads leading into the place, but ideally drivers should be able to see wherever they want to go within a the place from a given entry point.
==== Limitations ====
Up to 20 entry points can be added for each area place.
{{As of|May June 2019}}, a specific entry points point cannot be chosen, whether main or alternate, and multiple otherwise; only the optimal entry point for navigation is used. Multiple entry points are also do not used work correctly in the following situations:
* Add a stop
* Alternate routes (The 2nd or 3rd alternative may lead to a different entry point)
* Plan a drive
In the above situations, * Alternate routesThe first entry point to be created (whether or not it is set as the main always used when adding a stop and planning a drive. A different entry point) is may be used for navigationin manually or automatically recalculated alternate routes, and but its name is may not be shown. Further development is planned, including a drop-down menu for users to choose to be navigated to a particular entry point of a place.
==== Where not to use ====
==== Naming ====
If signs or formal names exist for entrances, use those to name entry points. Otherwise, use names that are short and descriptive. Sources for names can come from the compass, from the road the entrance faces, from the place the entrance serves directly (e.g., "Food Court"), etc., whichever applies best to the situation. Use parenthetical "(near _)" for places that are next to the entrance but to which the entrance does not directly lead.Do not use the word "Entrance" or synonyms thereof unless part of the formal name of an entrance, as they provide little value now and will be redundant after future development. Use title case for entry point names. Examples include:* Southeast (near Macy's)* Causeway North* Lobby* Section 16* Upper Level
==== Editing ====
To add multiple entry points:
# Add the first point as described [[#Entry point|above]]. It is the main entry point by default.
# Name the main first point.
## Mouse over where it says Unnamed in the place info panel.
## Click the pencil.
## Give it a name.
## Click Apply# Position the first pointby dragging it away from the center.
# Add the second point by clicking Add point.
# Name the second point.
# Position the second point over its entranceby dragging it away from the center.
# Repeat steps four to six for each additional point, making sure that each point has a name and has been moved.
# To set Checking the Main box next to a different entry point as the main point, click the pencil used to edit the name, then check the Main box. It will be moved moves it to the front top of the list, and but this has no known effect in the end flag will show at its location.app
== Moving ==
All types of places can be moved, but WME imposes a limit (see [[Places#Moved|Moved]] below) on the distance that a place can be moved, above which the change cannot be saved. If a place must be moved a large distance, multiple saves are required.
=== Point and RPP ===
Thus, when choosing categories for a place, do not ask "what category comes closest?" but rather "if a Wazer explicitly asks for this category, will this place be representative of what they seek?" It is absolutely correct to use the '''Other''' category if nothing else available satisfies this question.
 
====Description====
 
Users will see the contents of the Description field only when viewing details for a Place. Descriptions are limited to 300 characters maximum, and are not searchable.
 
Descriptions should focus on brief, easily verifiable facts that:
*help drivers locate, identify, or reach a destination;
*help them park for a destination if potentially confusing;
*help confirm that the destination being offered is what the user wanted;
*highlight possibly unexpected restrictions, such as a park that doesn't allow dogs;
*qualify the destination's details; or
*differentiate the hours or other details of any sub-destinations, such as a pharmacy within a larger store.
Descriptions are not for reviews, opinions, or redundant, obvious, or offhand comments, nor are they for educational discussions of history or significance. To offer detailed information to the user, set the Place's website field to the destination's official website.
 
If a description appears to have been added by a Waze-approved third party, you may leave it as is aside from any necessary corrections to facts or grammar. You may shorten or remove an existing description in order to include any of the essential information listed above, and you may edit descriptions that seem excessively opinionated in order to improve neutrality, but please respect the standing of advertisers who may have paid Waze to add the Place and its description. Consult local leadership if in doubt.
===={{anchor|External Providers}}External providers====
=== More Info tab ===
In the More Info tab is additional helpful information for the Placeplace. Here you will add phone number, website, additional services, and hours of operation:
[[File:Place_More_Info_Tab_2018.png|border|left|Place More Info]]
== {{anchor|PUR}}Place updates (moderation) ==
[[File:wme_placemarker_new.png]][[File:wme_placemarker_new_photo.png]][[File:wme_placemarker_updated_details.png]]The place update request (PUR) marker shown to the left identify the location of a pending place update, similar to an [[Update Requests|update request]]. The ''Place updates'' issue layer must be enabled to see these pending update request(s). When an untrusted driver submits a new Place place or an update to an existing Placeplace, these go into a moderation status. {{clear}}
[[File:wme_place_area_with_update.png|right|thumb|Area with update marker]]
{{Red|The primary category for a place is used to determine whether to use a point or area.}}
{| class="sortable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="font-size:small;" width="100%" cellpadding="2" border="1"
|-
! style="background-color:#253b44; color:white" width="23%" | Parent
| College / University
| Area
| Use Point for locations occupying what appears to be commercial real estate without any outward appearance characteristic of an educational institution, as is typical of vocational schools or learning/office satellites located in business districts. Check regional guidance to see if such locations should be assigned a different category altogether.
|-
| Professional and Public
| School
| Area
| Use Point for locations occupying what appears to be commercial real estate without any outward appearance characteristic of an educational institution, as is typical of vocational schools or learning/office satellites located in business districts. Check regional guidance to see if such locations should be assigned a different category altogether.
|-
| Shopping / Services
===[[USA/Great Lakes|Great Lakes Region (GLR)]]===
[[IL]], [[IN]], [[MI]], [[OH]], [[WI]]
{{Expand|/GLR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
 
===[[Hawaii]]===
{{Expand|/HI|state harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Mid Atlantic|Mid Atlantic Region (MAR)]]===
[[DC]], [[MD]], [[VA]], [[WV]]
{{Expand|/MAR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/New England|New England Region (NER)]]===
[[CT]], [[ME]], [[MA]], [[NH]], [[RI]], [[VT, RI]]
{{Expand|/NER|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Northeast|Northeast Region (NOR)]]===
[[DE]], [[NJ]], [[NY]], NJ, [[PA]]{{Expand|/NERNOR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}} 
===[[USA/Northwest|Northwest Region (NWR)]]===
WA, OR[[AK]], [[ID]], [[MT]], [[OR]], [[WA]], [[WY, AK]]
{{Expand|/NWR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Plains|Plains Region (PLN)]]===
[[IA]], [[KS]], [[MN]], [[MO]], [[NE]], [[ND]], [[SD]]
{{Expand|/PLN|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/South Atlantic|South Atlantic Region (SAT)]]===
[[KY]], [[NC]], [[SC]], [[TN]]
{{Expand|/SAT|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/South Central|South Central Region (SCR)]]===
[[AR]], [[LA]], [[MS]], [[OK]], [[TX]]
{{Expand|/SCR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Southeast|Southeast Region (SER)]]===
[[AL]], [[FL]], AL, [[GA]]
{{Expand|/SER|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Southwest|Southwest Region (SWR)]]===
[[AZ]], [[CA]], [[CO]], [[NV]], [[NM]], NV, [[UT ]] - Excludes HI
{{Expand|/SWR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
===[[USA/Territories|Territories Region (ATR)]]===
[[AS]], [[GU]], [[MP]], [[PR]], [[VI]]
{{Expand|/ATR|regionally harmonized places and moderator(s)}}
== Moved ==
If a point place is needs to be moved more than 1046.59 feet approximately 400m (319 meters1/4 mile), the change cannot be saved in WMEwill report an error and not allow saving. Therefore, if a business or other public place has moved a short distance, move the associated point place to the correct location, update the address and delete any photos that are no longer accurate. However, if a business has moved a long distanceyou have three options:# Move the place within the 400m (1/4 mile) boundary and save, remove then repeat until reaching the new location.# Convert the place to an area place, stretch a corner to the new location, delete the entry point, then save. Drag three of the geometry points of the area to the new location and delete the fourth, convert to a point place, and save again.# Mark the place as permanently closed in Google (if linked and Google place already exists at new location) and Waze according to the following section and , then create a new placeat the correct location and fill proper data and linkingFor the first two options, make sure the place is moved in Google as well
== Closed ==
*It may still be under construction but already well known, as is the case with some large destination stores and attractions.
Whatever the reason, Waze users should not be routed without warning to places that are not open for normal business. However, because Waze includes third-party searches can include results in searches for places, without a [[#External_providers|linked Waze place]], users may end up navigating to a third-party result with no way of knowing that from external providers which will not indicate if the place is not open or does not even existclosed. In the United States, the only external provider of Waze search results is Google Maps, and places that are either marked as {{Red|permanently closed}} in Google Maps do or linked to an existing Waze place will not appear in Waze search. Therefore, after confirming that a place is not open for business due to any of the above reasons, the following procedures procedure should be used:
{{clear}}
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="text-align: left;"
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! colspan="3" rowspan="2" style="background: #b3b3b3; font-size: 110%; border-right: 1px solid white" |General Process Steps
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |4|| colspan="5" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |In WME click "Add linked Google place" to search for each relevant, open Google place, and create links to them (the minimum rank to add linked Google places is {{rank | placeexternal}}).
 
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |5|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Check for nearby [[Places/Parking_lot|parking lot]] with business name included in the name|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Remove the parking lot name <br/>(leave blank)|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''|- | rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |56|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black" |If your place is linked to|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black" |no open Google places:|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |'''Delete the place and stop.'''|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black" |open Google places:|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |''Continue to the next step.''
|-
| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |67|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |Add at the end of the name|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black" |if open date known:|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(permanently closed)|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |(reopens [date])|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |(opens [date])
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date unknown:|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(temporarily closed)|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |(under construction)
|-
| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |78|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |Add a note in the description|| style=" border-bottom: 2px dashed black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date known:|| rowspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date], reopens [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px dashed black; text-align: center;" |Opens [date]
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |if open date unknown:|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Reported closed [date]|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" | Coming soon
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |89|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Reduce open hours|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center" |to one minute per week at a time least likely to be viewed, such as 02:59-03:00, Monday morning.
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |910|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Reduce visibility|| colspan="3" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center" |Change all categories to '''Other'''; if a '''Parking Lot''', uncheck "Accessible parking" before this change. If an area place, change to point (remember to do a [[Map tiles#Trigger updates|trigger edit]] nearby).
|-
| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |1011|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Submit third-party correction and/or wait.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Submit a correction in Google Maps to mark each place {{Red|permanently closed}}.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Wait until reopening.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Wait until opening.
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| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black;" |1112|| colspan="2" style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; border-right: 1px solid black;" |Final cleanup.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Delete the Waze place after each linked Google place is marked {{Red|permanently closed}}.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Change the Waze place back to normal after reopening.|| style="border-bottom: 2px solid black; text-align: center;" |Change the Waze place to normal after opening.
|}
=== Flagged {{Anchor|Flagging}} ===
[[File:FlagPUR.png|right|200px]]Waze users will frequently flag closed places for deletion, which generates a PUR with the options of ignoring the flag or deleting the place. If the place should be deleted immediately, delete it through the flag, which will send the user a message that the flag was reviewed and approved. If you need to wait to delete the place until third-party results are corrected, wait to handle the flag and then delete the place through the flag. If the place is still open or has just moved a short distance, hit "ignore" on the flag PUR.
=== Additional information ===
Closed [[#Advertisers|advertised places ]] may require the help of a [[State manager|state manager]] or [[Regional Coordinator|regional coordinator]] for removal from Waze.
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